Origin of inviting
verb (used with object), in·vit·ed, in·vit·ing.
verb (used without object), in·vit·ed, in·vit·ing.
Origin of invite
Examples from the Web for inviting
After countless renovations for strangers, the Property Brothers are inviting you to their home.How the Property Brothers Became Your Mom’s Favorite TV Stars|Kevin Fallon|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Oregon lobbyists are inviting exotic dancers to write their own labor legislation.Oregon’s Stripper Lobby: Legislators Ask Exotic Dancers for Help With Strip Club Bill|Mary Emily O’Hara|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Inviting a camera into the bedroom certainly adds an element of danger and exposure that can be thrilling.So You Want to be a Porn Star? Inside the Sex Tape Phenomenon|Aurora Snow|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sure, opening up the patents would be inviting more competition.Tesla’s Radical Patent Move is a Plot to Take Over the Road|Daniel Gross|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So why is Senator Claire McCaskill inviting Dr. Mehmet Oz to testify about weight-loss diet scams?
Immediately he reappeared, and held the door wide open, inviting the lady to step in.The Ivory Gate, a new edition|Walter Besant
"Yes, since he's inviting himself we can't be so impolite as to leave him," said Mr. Chillingworth.The Bungalow Boys Along the Yukon|Dexter J. Forrester
Neither name was inviting; but studying our guide-books, we thought we could manage even without our friend.An Unsentimental Journey through Cornwall|Dinah Maria Craik
Then he had a scheme for inviting the girl to his own house, and to that scheme he obtained his wife's consent.Lady Anna|Anthony Trollope
The beautiful little girl had not spoken to her, though she had hung by21 very close, inviting an approach with hungry eyes.Red-Robin|Jane Abbott
verb (ɪnˈvaɪt) (tr)
Word Origin for invite
"attractive, alluring," c.1600, from present participle of invite (v.).
1650s, from invite (v.).